Scoil Chros tSeáin raised it’s fifth green flag today which is for ‘Biodiversity’. Over the last two years we have been working on a variety of different projects as part of this theme. These included building bug hotels, planting flowers and vegetables, working in our school gardens, making our own fertiliser and erecting our new green house. The classes also explored a number of habitats in our locality such as seashore, river and woodland. We had a number of experts come and give talks about marine life, birds and other wildlife. We also created a school nature trail.

Many thanks to all those who attended our flag raising ceremony today. These included representatives of the Three for the Sea group and Our Green Village.  Councillor Audrey Buckley spoke to the boys as did Jim Upton and Aoife Deane of Three for the Sea. Sue Walsh spoke on behalf of Our Green Village. There were a number of Board of Management and parents association members also in attendance. Mr. Gabriel O’Donoghue raised the flag and he has done tremendous work in the gardens of Scoil Chros tSeáin for over thirty years.  Well done to all of the boys on the Green Schools Committee who spoke really well. Many thanks again to all of the pupils, teachers, SNA’s and staff in our school for all the hard work put into getting this flag.